Daytime Confidential Top 20, September



No. 19: Caitlin Van Zandt - Guiding Light (Down Seventeen)

Caitlin Van Zandt has been the Guiding Light standard bearer on the Daytime Confidential Top 20 since its debut. Van Zandt has appeared on the list each of the five months the list has been published. However, it has not been with drastic fluctuations. Last month Van Zandt ranked No 2. This month she had the largest fall of anyone on the list, to No. 17.


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KingTV's picture
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I think that Nelson Branco most certainly deserves a spot on this list. For my tastes, he is the most thorough, compelling, encyclopedia-of-daytime, soap journalist currently out there. I think he would make a perfect editor of either SOW or SOD and initiate a major change in the way that soap journalism works. His criticisms and analysis as well as backstage information would be well-served heading up one of the 2 major daytime publications. Less fluff and more substance. Last week's SOW with the extra 30 pages of "the private lives of stars" was such a degrading descent into US Weekly territory. I would love for Nelson to bring back the multi-page summaries and a weekly critical essay on one of the soaps current state or a particular s/l that stands out or an investigative report on how the nestwork brass interferes with story and casting. Nelson accomplishes all of this in his 2 weekly columns. Imagine what he could do with an entire magzine devoted to the genre. I applaud his inclusion on this list and would love to see him take over as number 1.

BUT, the DC Victoria Rowell podcast was possibly the best interview I have ever heard or read with a soap actor that went really deep into the inner workings of the show, positive and negative and all of the fabulous work she is doing while we fans wait breathlessly for her to return to Y&R or any soap at this point. I would even start watching GH again if they landed Ms. Rowell. Bravo to Luke and Jamey for the very enjoyable, hard-hitting, controversial conversation they had with her. It is definitely what daytime journalism needs more of. Actors willing to be so honest and the journalists brave enough to ask the questions that fans are dying to hear the answers to. This podcast succeeded on all of these levels and, I think, plays a big part in why she remains at the top despite not currently being employed by a daytime drama.

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A DC Top 20 without Victoria Wyndham?! That just doesn't seem right, lol

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What, no Erin Sanders??? I'm Shocked!!!

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I'm just curious but what's the criteria as to who gets selected for this list and the ranking. I have absolutely no problem with Victoria Rowell at #1. That was one of the best podcast interviews I've ever heard. I've also become quite a fan of Nelson Branco and enjoy all his visits to the podcast. In my opinion, he deserves to be #2 far more than some Steve Burton and #1 if it wasn't for Victoria. Again, it's Daytime Confidential's list but what are the thought processes involved in putting this list together? Some of these selections don't make a lot of sense to me, especially considering the comments heard on the podcast about some of the characters these people play.

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Luverica the ranking is based on who the readers click on the most.

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I understand. Thanks Jamey!

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Is there any way to see all 20 on one page? It takes forever to load one page. I think it will take me half an hour to get through all 20.
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I love Steve Burton!!!!!!!!!!!

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Go Rebecca Herbst!!!!!!!

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I love the fact that although it's been nearly a year and half since she was unjustly fired, fans are still talking about Adrianne Leon. So glad to see that she's still in the minds of fans!

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Hurray for Tamara Braun, Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and Nelson Branco!!

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Agreed! I think by now TPTB must know that they made a huge error in firing Adrianne Leon. The recast is just not working at all and she needs to go. She's so awful, they can't even give her a storyline; she's just an intruder in other characters' storylines - completely unnecessary.